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Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Crikey August 15, 2017 2 Comments

Is Barnaby Joyce homesuck? ... how will Deborah O'Neill vote? ... taxpayer-funded campaigning ...

Business bites: rate rise looms … Air NZ blooms … nuclear power gloom …

Business bites: rate rise looms … Air NZ blooms … nuclear power gloom …

Crikey February 25, 2015 1 Comment

What France's financial meltdowns mean for nuclear power in Australia. And other business tidbits of the day.

Think your arse is 100% safe in a Dreamliner? You’re dreaming

Think your arse is 100% safe in a Dreamliner? You’re dreaming

Ben Sandilands September 12, 2014 4 Comments

The good news is that Dreamliners aren't totally unsafe -- at least not more so than any other jet. But they aren't exactly a neurotic's dream either.

As Abbott cuts Qantas adrift, look to the airline share registers

As Abbott cuts Qantas adrift, look to the airline share registers

Stephen Mayne March 3, 2014 4 Comments

For all the gnashing of teeth and exhortations to action, the government has done very little about Qantas -- other than allowing Virgin to unfairly stack the deck.

Crikey Clarifier: how raw is Qantas’ deal compared with rivals?

Crikey Clarifier: how raw is Qantas’ deal compared with rivals?

Myriam Robin February 21, 2014 11 Comments

Qantas execs say they're not operating on a level playing field. With their competitors getting plenty of goodies and subsidies from their governments they want some too. Do they have a point?

Moving mountains in Middle Earth: <em>Hobbit</em> lands with baggage

Moving mountains in Middle Earth: Hobbit lands with baggage

Luke Buckmaster November 30, 2012

Blockbuster movie premieres don’t get any bigger than the opening of Peter Jackson’s first Hobbit movie. But the road to get here has been anything but smooth, writes Luke Buckmaster.

Air NZ’s 787 agony about to get worse

Air NZ’s 787 agony about to get worse

Crikey July 25, 2011

The comments made by Air New Zealand’s CFO Rob McDonald concerning ‘painful’ delays to its launch order for the Boeing 787-9 are regarded as the smoke rising from an issue that is about to ignite, reports Ben Sandilands.

Qantas A380 forced to divert after flying into ash danger zone

Ben Sandilands July 5, 2011 3 Comments

The ATSB has revealed that a Qantas Airbus A380 flew through one of the danger zones for 15 minutes about 210 kilometres north of Nadi, Fiji, just over a week ago.

August 24 will be a bloody day for Qantas

August 24 will be a bloody day for Qantas

Ben Sandilands June 23, 2011

It is rare for Qantas to reveal the performance of its passenger-carrying brands in isolation from each other. The current financial situation is so bad it threatens the very existence of Qantas as a group, says its CEO.

Virgin-Delta deal leaves Qantas at sixes and sevens over no 777s

Ben Sandilands May 11, 2011 4 Comments

Qantas finds itself surrounded on the once lucrative routes between Australia and the US by airlines that are capitalising on the biggest fleet blunder it ever made, in choosing NOT to buy Boeing 777s.